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Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Half of employers support extending paternity leave and pay

August 31, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

A survey of 2,000 senior HR decision-makers for its Employer focus on working parents report finds that 49% of organisations only offer the statutory one to two weeks’ leave for fathers or partners. Just 3% provide three weeks’ leave, 9% […]


Research

DHS: No Permanent Virtual I-9 Option Yet

August 24, 2022

Via: SHRM

HR professionals erupted in jubilation on social media last week upon hearing that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was taking long-awaited next steps in allowing a permanent remote I-9 document inspection option. But as SHRM Online reported on the […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Some Employee Chatter About Abortion Decision May Be Protected

July 12, 2022

Via: SHRM

Employee reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on state abortion restrictions is sharply divided. Employers should keep in mind that some employee speech on the decision might be protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This protected […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Fine-Tune Compensation Strategies to Keep Workers On Board

June 21, 2022

Via: SHRM

Compensation structures are not something you set and forget, said Tina Marie Wohlfield, SHRM-SCP, founder and chief people strategist at HR consultancy TIMAWO LLC in Fraser, Mich., near Detroit. Wohlfield offered tips to keep pay strategies up-to-date on June 14 […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

3 Steps to Make Workplace Religious Accommodations for Islamic Prayer

June 9, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Few issues are more sensitive for employers than accommodating employees’ religious practices and observances. In recent years, Muslim employees and their employers have struggled with how to handle the religious requirement to perform obligatory prayers while at work. Here are […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

How employers can help struggling hybrid workers

May 16, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Employers transitioning to hybrid work arrangements may need to reevaluate their performance management strategies and recalibrate how they approach employees who are struggling, according to sources who spoke to HR Dive. One of the biggest challenges may be the relative […]


News

Employer’s refusal to reinstate worker after 12-month leave ends in $315K settlement

April 29, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Employers have long sought guidance on just how much leave the ADA requires, but employment law attorneys say there’s no firm answer. The law requires that employers assess each request individually and consider its reasonableness in light of the affected […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Workplace Safety Concerns Hit All-Time High for U.S. Employees

April 5, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Most U.S. employees are more concerned about workplace safety than ever before, with worries ranging from health hazards to cybersecurity, and they expect employers to ensure their well-being while on the job, according to a new study from AlertMedia. Based […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

4 Tips to Avoid Union Strikes

January 13, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Some 450 members of United Steelworkers Local 40 went on strike on October 1, 2021, when the union failed to reach a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with management at Special Metals, a plant based in Huntington, West Virginia, which develops […]


Research

Don’t Mess with Retaliation

January 6, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Texas) recently issued a published decision, a rarity since most opinions are unpublished and therefore can’t be cited to courts as precedent. It was also a per curiam opinion, i.e., a […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Mishandling Return to Work in Worker’s Comp Context Risks FMLA Liability

January 4, 2022

Via: HR Hero

When an employee is injured on the job, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the state-specific leave statutes may confer benefits in addition to what a state’s worker’s compensation provides. Employers subject to the FMLA should consider […]


Research

Employer, You May Be Responsible for That: Vicarious Liability and Netflix’s Squid Game

November 3, 2021

Via: HR Hero

I was so proud of myself at the beginning of the pandemic for not giving into the hype and watching Netflix’s Tiger King. In the face of countless memes, tweets, and discussions, I remained undaunted in the face of the […]


Research

California Employer Resources on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Rules

September 17, 2021

Via: SHRM

After the announcement of President Biden’s COVID-19 action plan, employers across the country, including in California, started to consider how to implement vaccination and testing requirements, even ahead of clear guidance from the federal government. California already has its own […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Alleged Casting Couch: Sex in Return for a Promotion

August 30, 2021

Via: HR Hero

An employee who claims she was discriminatorily deprived of a promotion must file the claim within a limited period after the discriminatory conduct occurred. Some courts say the claim arises when the employer decides not to provide the promotion. Other […]


News

Unemployment Benefits Denied for ‘No-Call/No-Show’ Employee

August 27, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently upheld an Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) decision categorically disqualifying employees who are “no call, no shows” for three consecutive days from receiving jobless benefits under the Michigan Employment Security Act’s (MESA) voluntary-leaving provision. An […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Pros and Cons of Virtual Interviews

August 26, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Virtual interviews have been used for years but became much more prevalent during the pandemic. They can be done either as a recording, whereby the employer sends questions to the candidate, who records himself or herself answering the questions, or […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

A Talent Churn Is Coming: How Can Companies Prepare for It?

July 6, 2021

Via: HR Hero

While the job market continues to fluctuate, there’s one trend that’s picking up speed: employee turnover. A March 2021 survey from Morning Consult and Prudential found that 26% of respondents plan to look for a new employer once “the threat […]


Research

Plan Now for Changes Coming for Tipped Worker Pay

June 22, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Employers of tipped workers need to start exploring how their pay and timekeeping policies may need to change once a new rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is finalized. The DOL announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on […]


News

Employee ‘Unaware’ of Signed Arbitration Agreement Compelled to Arbitrate

June 15, 2021

Via: HR Hero

When launching an arbitration agreement, you must understand the pros and cons of requiring your employees to sign one as well as which workers should be covered and the hurdles of enforcement. Depending on the potential value of the claim […]


News

South Africa: Employer Fairly Dismissed Employee for Coming to Work COVID-19 Positive

May 21, 2021

Via: SHRM

The Labor Court in South Africa recently expressed little sympathy for an employee who was dismissed for failing to adhere to COVID-19 protocols by coming into work knowing he had been exposed to the virus, thereby acting with little regard […]